AVC Goals and Objectives
History of Art and Criticism
- Students should engage in well-informed critical analysis of visual material and production.
- Students should develop an independent voice, demonstrated through critical analysis or creative production.
- Students should be familiar with a variety of cultures, traditions and disciplinary approaches to visual material and production.
- Students should engage in ethical practices and situate their work, scholarly or productive, in the context of the broader field.
- Students should choose methods or techniques that are appropriate for the scholarly or creative product.
- Students should demonstrate the ability to use language, oral or written, to describe, analyze or contextualize visual material or production.
- To work more than they ever have, with more intensity and concentration, at one thing.
- To begin to see and investigate relationships between making, thinking, form and meaning.
- To develop and experimental attitude so that there is a willingness to take risks and persevere.
- To immerse themselves in historical and contemporary art in order to feed their own work.
- To work at developing a productive critical relationship with their own work and the work of others.
- To begin to contextualize their work and their critical positions in relation to historical and contemporary precedents.
- To be able to write honestly and articulately about their work.
- To make their work better.
- To develop a coherent body of work.